Friday, 14 December 2018

Miniature Sheets with Materials Affixed - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Materials Affixed - Amber Stone 

Liechtenstein 2017 Amber Room Miniature Sheet with Amber Tile affixed - Personalised Stamp

Issue Date 06 December 2018

The Amber Room was a chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg. Constructed in the 18th century in Prussia, the original Amber Room was dismantled and eventually disappeared during World War II. Before its loss, it was considered an "Eighth Wonder of the World".

Originally commissioned by the Prussian King Frederick I for Charlottenburg Palace, it went in 1716 as a gift to the Russian Tsar Peter I to Saint Petersburg. It was given its final appearance under Catherine the Great when it was moved to its summer palace, the Catherine Palace, just outside St. Petersburg. 

The Amber Room was looted during World War II by the Army Group North of Nazi Germany, and brought to Königsberg for reconstruction and display. Its current whereabouts remain a mystery.

This is a special issue Personal stamp created by the a Philatelic company Hermann E Sieger GmbH in collaboration with Liechtenstein Post. 499 pieces were issued. The minisheet features the picture of the Amber room with a piece of real amber tile attached to the middle stamp.

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Miniature Sheets with Materials Affixed

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